Working together to make space for
Cheetah and African Wild Dogs

The Range Wide Conservation Program for Cheetah and African Wild Dogs
works across Africa with all countries where Cheetah and Wild Dogs exist in
the wild. Our aim is to support, coordinate and implement projects, strategies,
concepts and ideas that directly promote the conservation of wild populations of
Cheetah and African Wild Dogs.

 

Working together to make space for
Cheetah and African Wild Dogs

The Range Wide Conservation Program for Cheetah and African Wild Dogs
works across Africa with all countries where Cheetah and Wild Dogs exist in
the wild. Our aim is to support, coordinate and implement projects, strategies,
concepts and ideas that directly promote the conservation of wild populations of
Cheetah and African Wild Dogs.

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The Vision

The Range Wide Conservation Program for Cheetah and African Wild Dogs was initiated in 2007. It was conceived by Dr. Sarah Durant and Prof. Rosie Woodroffe, who realized that, because cheetah and African wild dogs range so widely, their survival required coordinated conservation action on a massive scale rarely seen in terrestrial conservation. The program depends on coordinated frameworks for conservation action, including, to date, three Regional Conservation Strategies and 17 National Conservation Action Plans, which encompass >90% of known cheetah range and >85% of known wild dog range. These conservation frameworks have three separate, but compatible, visions:


Southern Africa

To secure viable cheetah and wild dog populations across a range of ecosystems, that successfully coexist with, and are valued by, the people of southern Africa.


Eastern Africa

To secure viable and ecologically functional cheetah and wild dog populations as valued components of development in eastern Africa.


North West Central Africa

A West, Central and North Africa with restored populations of cheetah and wild dog, achieved through managing its biodiversity and natural resources in a sustainable and concerted manner for human well-being.

Our Plans

Regional Conversational

Strategies & National Plans

Regional Conservation Strategies have been completed for three regions and National Action Plans developed for 14 countries. Click on the map to the right, or the links below to access the plans.

Strategies & Action Plans

Southern Africa
East Africa
North, West, & Central Africa

Distribution of Cheetah & Wild Dog

Threats to Their Survival

The survival of Cheetah and African Wild Dogs are threatened in a number of ways.

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Your Sightings

We need your sightings of Cheetah and Wild Dogs. Please upload, and see recent sightings here.

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With Thanks to…

The Range Wide Conservation Program is a joint initiative of the Zoological Society of London and the Wildlife Conservation Society, endorsed by the IUCN Cat and Canid Specialist Groups. The program’s core operating costs are funded by the Howard G Buffet Foundation. Many other organisations have supported or funded various aspects of the program.